Performing Arts includes dance, music, theatre and audio production.

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The Music program offers instrumental and choral instruction for personal enjoyment or as a path to an advanced degree in music. Choose from more than 20 instruments, group or private lessons, and performing ensembles. 

Transfer to a University

The music program offers a comprehensive curriculum that allows students to complete the first two years of a Bachelor's degree and seamlessly transfer to ASU, U of A or NAU. See a music advisor to chart your transfer path.

Private Lessons

Private instruction is available in a 30 minute or 60 minute lesson per week on voice, piano, harpsichord, organ, guitar, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass, bass guitar, woodwind, percussion, and harp.


Music History & Literature

Course Course Name
MHL 140 Survey of Music History
MHL 143 Music in World Cultures
MHL 145 American Jazz & Popular Music
MHL 153 Rock Music & Culture
MHL 155 Survey of American Music
MHL 241 Music History and Literature to 1750
MHL 242 Music History and Literature 1750 to Present

Music Theory & Composition

Course Course Name
MTC 101 Introduction to Music Theory
MTC 103 Introduction to Aural Perception
MTC 105 Music Theory I
MTC 106 Aural Perception I
MTC 122 Fretboard Harmony
MTC 155 Music Theory II
MTC 156 Aural Perception II
MTC 180 Computer Literacy for Musicians
MTC 191 Electronic Music I
MTC 192 Electronic Music II


Music Education

Course Course Name
MUE 137 Class Brass I
MUE 138 Class Brass II
MUE 235 Class Percussion I
MUE 236 Class Percussion II
MUE 237 Class Woodwinds I
MUE 238 Class Woodwinds II

Music Performance

Course Course Name
MUP 101AA Private Instruction: Voice
MUP 101AD Private Instruction: Piano
MUP 101AM Private Instruction: Guitar
MUP 101AP Private Instruction: Trumpet
MUP 101AS Private Instruction: French Horn
MUP 101AV Private Instruction: Trombone
MUP 101AY Private Instruction: Baritone Horn
MUP 101BB Private Instruction: Tuba
MUP 101BE Private Instruction: Flute
MUP 101BH Private Instruction: Oboe



Department Chair


Room: MU1-118
Phone: (623) 845-3070